5 Ways To Make Camping More Environmentally Friendly
Whether a weathered camper or new to the camping experience, camping is about getting out into nature and appreciating all it has to offer. But with so much of our enjoyment coming from the natural world, it makes sense to do our part to protect Mother Nature.
Consider these five tips to make your next camping adventure more environmentally friendly.
1. Solar Powered Generator
It’s no secret that not everyone would like to go “off-grid” whenever they go camping. While some people like to be free from technology, others still want to keep in touch with the world. You can make the most of your technology by charging devices with a solar-powered generator.
The days of leaving the car running to charge devices are long gone. With solar-powered generators, they harvest energy from the sun. Its portability makes it the perfect camping companion when travelling, meaning you don’t have to compromise on space when packing all your essentials.
This clean, renewable energy can be used inside the tent as there are no nasty fumes, and with little noise, it won’t infringe on your sleep. It’s a trusty energy companion for you and your family.
2. Reduce Car Emissions
While you no longer have to leave the car running to charge devices, you still have to get to the campsite.
Cars and transport vehicles produce mass amounts of CO2 emissions, and while some CO2 emissions are unavoidable, it’s vital to cut where you can. So consider a campsite closer to you.
Or if you’re desperate to travel to the ideal location, consider packing the car with a lighter load; the heavier the vehicle, the more CO2 emissions there’ll be. So when packing, consider if you need an extra jumper or walking boots.
3. Say No to Plastic
It might sound like a difficult task, but with some planning, you’ll soon find that you can reduce your plastic waste to nothing.
Rather than buying food from the services, consider buying meals at a restaurant. Or even better, make a rule only to buy takeaway food if you can recycle the wrapping.
4. Borrow, Don’t Buy
In fast fashion, there’s been a push to buy second-hand to avoid growth in landfill sites of last season’s trends and styles. The same inspiration should go for those camping. If you need a new tent, sleeping bag, pole, or pillow, why not ask a friend to borrow theirs?
Or if you want something that you know you’ll use time and time again, then buy second hand.
5. Stay Local
Staying local to your campsite is another excellent way to avoid unnecessary CO2 emissions from your car. And why not take it to another level and only explore where you can walk, cycle, or use public transport? Find local restaurants and hidden treasures that will make you and the environment happier.
You don’t have to adopt all five ways to make a difference. Why not commit to one or two on your trip and build from there? They’re so easy that once you start, you’ll never go back.
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